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brandon is former f.b.i. assistant director for counterterrorism. >> our intelligence law enforcement people are actually talking to each other. >> reporter: our mind set changed by september 12. the shoe bomber and underwear bomber proved airline passengers are unlikely again to ever give up without a fight. police in montgomery county and across the country have focused on counterterrorism. homeland security has spent billions equipping officers with equipment like radiation detectors. >> the money we spent is like spending money for insurance. you have to decide just how safe you want to be. >> reporter: one political scientist at ohio state university has estimated your odds of being killed by a terrorist at one in 3.5 million. to make those odds even smaller, america has spent trillions of dollars and sacrificed the lives of thousands of our heroic service members. >> in order to imagine that we're safer from terrorism, we've given up all kinds of freedom. >> reporter: the regional aclu director says the costs outweigh the risks. >> if you're a muslim american, you're a lot less
the embassy in tripoli. the f.b.i. has launched a full investigation. agents are being sent there now to sift through the wreckage for evidence. now two war ships armed with cruise missiles are taking positions off the libyan coast. so the u.s. response to these violent protests has also become a very heated topic in the presidential campaigns. i'll have more on that coming up at 5:30. mike, andrea? >> kristin fisher with the update from our satellite center. >>> two sisters are accused of running an illegal home day care in woodbridge, virginia. they each face seven counts of reckless endangerment of a child. investigators say the two women were trying to care for 21 children between the ages of three months and four years old. and they say investigators found seven infants strapped into car seats and left in bath rooms and closets. none of the children was injured. >>> another rabid beaver has turned up in fairfax county. a group of youngsters were add the hidden pond nature center sunday when a beaver jumped out of the water and started chasing them. an animal control officer shot the beav
similar protests in egypt and libya, but now the f.b.i. is investigating the possibility that the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in libya was a planned terrorist attack intended to mark the anniversary of 9/11. here is secretary of state senator clinton followed by president obama. >> how could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save. >> make no mistake. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> my name is chris stevens, and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: the obama administration has started the search for the people who killed ambassador stevens and the three other state department officers killed in tuesday's attack. they're bringing in the marines, unmanned drones and two warships armed with cruise missiles. they're taking position just off the libyan coast. the situation escalating rapidly. i will be monitoring it throughout the next half-hour and bring you an update at 6:30. >> we'll see you then, kristin live in our satellite center this morning. >>> the film behind all
-old pleaded guilty in federal court. f.b.i. acts arrested him in -- agents arrested him in february after undercover officers provided him with what was believed to be a bomb vest. >>> in campaign 2012, republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is making a morning speech in the district at the values voters summit. then this afternoon he'll be in harrisonburg, virginia. ryan's running mate g.o.p. presidential nominee mitt romney stopped in fairfax thursday. he began by offering words and praise of slained ambassador stevens but was interrupted by a heck letter. he went on to criticize obama's foreign policy. >>> first lady michele obama spoke to supporters at mary washington university in fredricksburg. she told the audience the president needs four more years to complete what he started. >>> today maryland's public service commission will conclude its hearing into this summer's derecho storm. after traveling around the state last month to hear from utility customers, now members are asking pepco and other power companies how they can avoid week-long outages after major storms. thu
by a terrorist group with links to al qaeda. as f.b.i. agents and other investigators continue to sift through all of the evidence, evidence is mounting that this was a precisely typed raid carried -- timed raid carried out by heavily armed militants. the militants attacked what was thought to be a secret safehouse right as libyan and security forces were arriving at the consulate to rescue the staff that was being evacuated. eastern libya's interior minister believes the militants were tipped off to the location by infiltrators within the consulate security force. the same minister also saying the militants were likely using the civilians protesting that anti-islam film as a cover for their attack. yesterday secretary of state hillary clinton made it very clear that the u.s. government had nothing to do with the video that prompted these protests all over the middle east. >> to us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage. >> reporter: that rage over the video continued today in
in connection with a proposed parking garage project. f.b.i. agents also arrested mack's brother and campaign supporter. the men received 54 -- $54,000 in bribes. >>> thousands of chicago teachers spent their first day on strike rallying in the streets wearing red shirts. teachers marked to the school system's headquarters. the union called the strike sunday after not resolving disagreements over several issues, including how teachers will be evaluated. >>> nasa has released some self- portraits of the mars rover curiosity. the rover snapped these shots while testing the color camera at the tip of its 7-foot long robotic arm. the rover landed on the red planet last month and will spend two years exploring large craters for signs of microbiotic life. >>> despite improved treatments and survival rates, breast cancer is still a scary diagnosis. now a new facility is focusing on reassurance as well as treatment. dr. sonia kella is director of the shady grove breast imaging center which is holding an open house tomorrow. again, welcome here this morning. thank you for coming in. >> thank you. >> t
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